Originally Posted by Phil
I have a 98 extended cab. The seats are really bad and cause my back and knees to hurt after even short drives.
I have been thinking of replacing the front seats from a salvage unit.
Has anyone else tried this and if so any suggestions on models that the seats will exchange with min work?
Lots of information on here about seat swapping (I have a 98 ext cab too - I feel your pain, literally). I'd search around the site if I were you.
In a nutshell, any seat swap that involves anything but our year Tacoma seats will involve some modification and manipulating.
Seats that a lot of people have had relative ease with are Subaru WRX (all impreza models really... RS, WRX, STi, etc..) from 97-03. The only issue that I've heard is when mounted, these seats sit a bit too high.
Other seats that I have heard work are older Celica seats and possibly Acura Integra's.
Eventually I'll scour craigslist for Subaru STi seats (super comfy) and have my friend do some cutting and welding to keep it stock height.
Another option, which will cost a lot of money is to go with Corbeau aftermarket seats. They sell brackets specifically for your truck, so no modifying or monkeying around is necessary. And they sell really nice seats to mount, at proper height, to those brackets.
All said and done you're looking at around $900 before shipping. I think.